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RE: Kayak Rack for a Hitch Hauler

Yes, Ron it would be good to see some more designs. I made my 4-kayak rack for about a third of what Yakups wants for their 2-kayak rack. I haven't seen any companies that sell a 4-kayak rack. Maybe mine is a first.
Son of Norway 10/22/16 10:14pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Kayak Rack for a Hitch Hauler

Yes, I have to be very careful about driveways. I am going to raise the Hitch Hauler when I get a chance.
Son of Norway 10/22/16 10:06pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
Kayak Rack for a Hitch Hauler

I have seen many posts about transporting kayaks. We had two kayaks for a long time. When we went camping I had to bring them with us by either stuffing them inside the RV or strapping them onto my Suburban and having someone drive it up separately. But then my son got a steady girlfriend which altered the entire dynamic. This resulted in another kayak, and I had to come up with a new way to transport them. I already had a Hitch Hauler rack, so I used that as a base. Since I was working with a rectangle, it was just as easy to make it a 4-kayak rack. (I'll probably get another one someday anyway.) I had hoped that my son could weld it up for me but he's finishing school and didn't have the time, so I just made it with 2x4's. The rack turned out wide enough that it partially obscured my tail lights, so I put LED trailer lights on it. I put wheels on it so I could take it off the Hitch Hauler and move it around by myself. The pictures are from our first trip with it up to Steamboat Lake. http://i65.tinypic.com/bj7lte.jpg http://i64.tinypic.com/rbxj4o.jpg http://i63.tinypic.com/2zg7osw.jpg http://i63.tinypic.com/2i20xu8.jpg By the way, I am no great fan of Walmart, but the 10-foot kayaks they sell are very lightweight, easy to paddle, stable, track well in the water, and their price cannot be beat. They are perfect for fishing small and medium-sized lakes.
Son of Norway 10/22/16 04:15pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
Camping World and Corporate America

Earlier this week I stopped by my friend Ken's auto repair shop. Ken is an old-timer who has an old-time shop that he runs in an old-time way. He had two bays full of cars but had dropped everything to help an RV'r broken down with a fuel-pump problem. He was under the RV dropping the tank. Today I was driving up the highway to a campground when one of my turn signals apparently stopped working. I stopped at Camping World and asked if someone could take a look at it. The young man at the desk told me that the "chassis tech" was busy on units being prepped for sale and he couldn't help me. "Sorry", he said. Now I have nothing against the young man, the same thing would probably happen at any modern corporate shop. Men like Ken are the backbone of any healthy society. What will we do when they are all gone in a world gone corporate? What really makes it scary is that our young people are starting to think that way. A while back I asked the Subway "sandwich artisan" if I could have a couple of extra meatballs on my sandwich. He said, "No, but I can put 4 extra meatballs on for an extra $1.25." As I have read on this forum many times, "Just needed to vent."
Son of Norway 09/30/16 08:26pm Camping World Service and Installation
RE: Tell us where to go and what to do!

Dinosaur provincial park outside of Medicine Hat.
Son of Norway 08/21/16 12:35pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Financing

Welcome to the forums! Try banking at a credit union for awhile and then apply there. Miles
Son of Norway 08/20/16 11:14pm Full-time RVing
RE: Traveling in Colorado

Take I-25 north to I-70. I-70 west to US 40. US-40 north to Hwy 34. Hwy 34 north to Grand Lake. Miles Sorry, go around Denver on C470 W.
Son of Norway 08/01/16 06:24am Beginning RVing
RE: How would you / Do you prepare?

I always have a CB.
Son of Norway 07/30/16 03:01pm General RVing Issues
RE: Onan BFA Oil - Why not 20W-50?

Have you tried the 20W-50 in your onan yet? I tried a multi-weight oil in my Emerald 3 6.5 once and found that it burned through way too much oil. I do not recall which multi-weight oil I tried, however, and I did try it during the summer. Miles
Son of Norway 07/22/16 10:52pm Tech Issues
RE: Onan 5500 won't stay running on the road

What kind of load do you have on it while you are driving down the road? Miles
Son of Norway 07/22/16 10:36pm Tech Issues
RE: CB Radio & Antenna Installation Suggestions

I'm no expert either. On my last class A I used a dual antenna set up. I tried some different locations with an SWR meter before finalizing the set up. Miles
Son of Norway 07/21/16 07:25pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Chevy P-30 w/454 owners?

Not sure if yours is fuel-injected or carbureted. Certainly a carburetor adds some issues. Insufficient heat shielding around the starter resulted in a failure that I had on a trip. The brakes should be carefully gone over. You might want to replace the brake fluid. X2 on the fan clutch. Does yours have the aux. electric fans? Make sure the ground is good. I am a strong advocate of carrying a spare tire. Have you replaced the hoses? God luck with your trip. Miles
Son of Norway 07/13/16 03:29am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Adding a window AC to trailer

I use a window AC on an occasional basis during hot weather. I put it in a window and have a frame that goes around it. I plug it into the pedestal separately so it doesn't draw off the coach breaker box. You want to permanently install yours along the side? A significant projection out of the side could be a hazard while driving and might be a violation. Better check first. I have seen them mounted that way out the back of truck campers. Good luck with your project. Miles
Son of Norway 07/11/16 10:31pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Smoldering fire behind refrigerator

I'd try it again with the cover off and keep a close eye on it. Miles
Son of Norway 07/08/16 02:20pm Tech Issues
RE: 1988 gulf stream 460 Ford motor vacuum lines

Look on the engine, air cleaner cover and all around for a sticker that has a diagram of the vacuum lines. If that fails, go to a local auto store and get a Haynes or Chilton's manual for a 1988 or so ford truck. You could also try contacting a ford dealer, maybe they could email you a diagram. Good luck with your repairs. Miles
Son of Norway 07/06/16 08:46pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: AC help

Make sure that it is getting the right voltage. Miles
Son of Norway 07/03/16 05:00pm Travel Trailers
RE: restoring 1987 holaday Rambler

We love our '89 HR. They were very well made. Good luck with your restoration and repairs. Miles
Son of Norway 07/03/16 12:50pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dual tire inflation from standard compressor?

Search under "dual tire inflator" and buy one off the net, or get a t-fitting and some other parts at a hardware store and make one for yourself, probably cheaper. Miles
Son of Norway 06/23/16 10:06am General RVing Issues
RE: How can I run both air conditioners?

Thanks Lantley, Miles.
Son of Norway 06/05/16 09:24pm Tech Issues
RE: How can I run both air conditioners?

WyoTraveler, could you give me some kind of diagram and a suggestion for which transfer switch to buy? Thanks, Miles
Son of Norway 06/05/16 08:37pm Tech Issues
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